As a new bloggers, it’s pretty easy to come up with dozens of posts. However, as time wears on, many people get writers block and ideas for new posts are hard to come by. Here are a few ideas that I’ve personally used that have kept me going:
I’ve gotten a countless number of future post ideas simply from reading. Whether it’s a book, reading other blogs, or browsing through MONEY Magazine, there is never a shortage of ideas if you’ve always got your finger on the pulse.
Stay up-to-date and read as much as you can. Save the articles or bookmark the posts and expand on their ideas (or critique them) in a post of your own.
This may seem fairly obvious, but the bigger blogs have made it to the top for a myriad of reasons. As they sit on their perch and enjoy the benefits of that, they likely have a specific person (or department) that’s responsible for researching SEO, high-paying CPC words, and ideas/keywords that will yield high-traffic search engine results.
Visit their blogs, see what they’re focusing on, and write an article on a similar topic. While you may not rank as highly as they will, it’s still possible to stumble on a not-so competitive keyword and get in the top 5 on that particular article.
Having been at this blogging game for just over a year now, I look back at some of my dreadful beginner posts and shudder at the thought that I really submitted them for the world to read. So, visit some of your earlier posts and re-write them or expand off of your original concepts.
You can also get ideas from your community of readers. Ask your readers what topics they’d like you to write on. When I asked, I got a TON of great ideas and it was refreshing to hear from MANY voices that don’t frequently (or ever) comment on my posts.
As many of you newbie bloggers know, your friends and family are more than happy to help you come up with dozens of ideas. While I never solicit for this type of information, if somebody knows you own a blog, then they’re generally more than happy to “help you out” and give you a tip on what to write about.
My mom has told me to write about coupons and Ebates, my grandma wants me to write more on retired living, and my brother wants me to be more like other bloggers and starting vlogging.
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